Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

When Is it Time for an HVAC Upgrade?

Monday, May 13th, 2024

When it comes to your air conditioner, there’s a period of time when you may be wondering whether you need to make repairs to boost its lifespan a little bit or go ahead and invest in an entirely new unit. Sometimes repairs make sense, and other times an upgrade makes more sense.

We’re highlighting some key points that can help you decide between making repairs or investing in an entirely new unit. If you have any questions, or when you are ready to make an appointment, you can call us for an HVAC upgrade in Rancho Cordova, CA. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the signs that it is time to upgrade your existing HVAC system to a newer model.

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What SEER2 Rating Is Good for an AC?

Monday, March 18th, 2024

When it is time to install a new air conditioner, one of the most important factors to consider when selecting a unit is the SEER2 rating. Having an energy-efficient air conditioner will make a huge difference in its efficiency and effectiveness over the 10 to 15 year lifespan.

You can give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule an appointment for AC installation in Sacramento, CA. We can help you select an air conditioner that fits your needs and has great energy efficiency. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about SEER2 and what ratings are considered good.

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What Does an AC Contractor Do During Maintenance?

Monday, March 4th, 2024

We talk a lot about maintaining your HVAC system to help it operate efficiently and enjoy a long lifespan. You know that the service is important, but do you know what our team does during an HVAC maintenance appointment? When you need service for your air conditioner, you can give us a call to schedule AC repair in Rancho Cordova, CA.

In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the steps that our team takes during a maintenance appointment to service your air conditioner and keep it running at its best. We’re also highlighting some tips for homeowner maintenance steps that you can complete in between professional service appointments.

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Should You Replace Your AC With a Heat Pump?

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Your current air conditioner does its job well enough, but now that you know there’s a better option, what do you do? Is it worth it to make the switch? We’ll say right now that it is, but it also comes with some caveats to it, as many big changes in your home will.

Heat pump installation means that you improve your energy efficiency, but you may lose a few other aspects of air conditioning in the process that you quite enjoy. Let’s explain, that way you can decide for yourself if a heat pump truly sounds like an ideal replacement for your air conditioner.

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Get AC Maintenance Before Winter Hits

Monday, September 11th, 2023

It’s easy to simply forget about your air conditioner until you need it when summer hits, but it’s never a good idea. Your air conditioner needs proper maintenance so that when you start it up again, it doesn’t run into any problems. You’ll have a smooth, easy summer with your AC if you take care of it at the end of every season.

Our air conditioning service plan in Sacramento, CA makes it easy to stay on track with maintenance. Let’s talk about why it’s so important for you to keep up that maintenance even when it’s easy to forget about it.

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How to Size a New Air Conditioner

Monday, July 25th, 2022

air-conditioning-replacementSo you’ve decided to install a new air conditioner. Congratulations! Of course, that probably means you’re in a bit of a rush to find something new. But we really have to discourage you from rushing into this decision. There are just too many factors to consider.

Among the first things you need to determine is the power levels of your new AC. Indeed, it’s possibly the most important aspect of any new air conditioner.

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Why Ice on Your AC Should Concern You

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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For many homeowners, seeing ice developing on an air conditioner may seem like a totally natural part of the cooling process. After all, your air conditioner is tasked with chilling the air, right? So seeing a little frost should be totally okay.

Well, no, not quite! Ironically, ice development on your air conditioner, particularly on the coils, actually prevents the air conditioner’s coils from being able to do their job, which is to absorb the heat from your home and put it through a refrigerant process.

Read on as we uncover what it means when you see ice forming on your air conditioner, and what you should do about it.

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How This Installation Can Help AC Efficiency

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

attic-roof-ventWith the official start of fall just around the corner, homeowners like yourself are probably looking forward to shutting off air conditioners for the season. After all, with all the use our cooling systems get, our utility bills can get quite high. So it makes sense that you want to stop using your system soon.

Still though, we have plenty of warmer temperatures ahead–warm enough to warrant continued use of your air conditioner. So how can you use yours most efficiently, to keep from paying exorbitant energy bills? Well, one way is with the installation of a solar attic fan! This is a large fan installed in the attic that is efficiently powered by the sun. And that’s just the beginning! Read on to learn more.

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It’s Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topIt may be a while before we see the California sunshine we know and love, but if you’ve lived in the Sacramento area for even just a year, you know that when summer does come, it’s not very forgiving—and you need to ensure that your cooling system is prepared.

One of the most important things you can do to make sure this is the case is to schedule preventive maintenance for the system. Routine professional AC maintenance ensures that your equipment is ready for the added stress of summer.

Skipping or even delaying maintenance will make it much more likely you’ll be facing problems by the end of the cooling season, or even before! Read on as we uncover the importance of this service.

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5 Great Ways to Boost Your AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, June 17th, 2019

man-changing-out-air-filter-to-boost-ac-efficiencyFact #1: Summer is hot.

Fact #2: Running your air conditioner costs a lot. The truth is, your HVAC system can account for as much as 50% of all the electrical energy use in your home. You want to find ways to use it less expensively and more efficiently. The good news is, there’s a few ways you can do this!

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